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UNC PhD students turn challenges of pandemic into opportunities in Galapagos

Meet Esteban Agudo Esteban Agudo recently started the 3rd year of his PhD and feels fortunate to be in the Galapagos to conduct his research. He is a marine ecologist pursuing his degree in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) at UNC Chapel Hill, working alongside UNC Professor John Bruno and USFQ Professor Margarita Brandt. Esteban’s journey to Galapagos was not straightforward. He was not able to travel to the Galapagos for his first two years of studies due to the pandemic – which for many students would have filled them with stress. For Esteban, he has taken the challenges the pandemic has thrown him in stride and his more relaxed approach has served him well. This extra … Continued Read more